notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It's Called A Uterus, Dumbass

A pregnant woman ticketed for driving in the carpool lane will have her day in court next month to argue that her unborn child counts as a second person in the car.

“I understand the reasoning for the HOV lane,” said Candace Dickinson, 23. “But whether my son is in a car seat versus in my stomach, I don’t get it. It’s the same thing.”

This story really annoys me. Not because Ms. Dickinson is abusing the HOV lane, but because babies don’t grow in stomachs. Idiot.

But about the HOV lane, she’s right. It is the same thing. It’s exactly the same thing. There’s no good reason why a mother with a newborn baby in a car seat should be permitted to ride in the HOV lane, but a pregnant woman should not. So why does her position feel so morally wrong? Does this make me one of those pro-life wackos?